CMR for NZQA Base Scope of Accreditation for School Domains at the levels indicated [Ref: 0226] version 6


Review of National Qualifications Services CMR(s)


NZQA National Qualifications Services has completed the review of the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) above.


Date new version published                                                             January 2013


The next CMR review is planned to take place during 2017.


Summary of review


NZQA National Qualifications Services have undertaken a strategic review of all CMRs within their area of responsibility to ensure that they are relevant and current.  This CMR has been reviewed with minimal change to achieve the outcome above.


Compliance with new requirements


Requirements for consent to assess will apply with effect from 31 March 2013.


Moderation system requirements will apply with effect from 31 March 2013.


Organisations with consent to assess will be expected to be able to demonstrate compliance with the CMR from 31 March 2013.


Main changes


CMR for NZQA Base Scope of Accreditation for School Domains at the levels indicated [Ref: 0226] version 6

CMR for NZQA Base Scope of Assessment for Schools [Ref: 0226] version 7


Terminology was updated throughout the CMR.


Requirements for Consent to Assess (RCA)


There were no changes to these requirements.


Moderation Requirements (MR)


The moderation requirements have been updated to more comprehensively describe the moderation system and requirements for reporting, funding, non-compliance, and appeals.


The Moderation system section was amended to clarify:

·        Responsibilities of NZQA business units, moderators, schools and Tertiary Education Organisations (TEOs)

·        Moderation plans for schools and TEOs and submission dates

·        How moderation occurs and the materials required for moderation.


The Reporting section was amended to provide more information about moderation reports, annual summary of moderation outcomes letters to schools, and the annual National External Moderation Results report for TEOs.


The Funding section was amended to indicate that NZQA may charge for any additional activities required to address issues identified through moderation.  Activities such as pre-assessment moderation, additional moderation, visits to TEOs to discuss assessment or moderation issues will be charged at $150/hr (GST excl).


The Non-compliance with moderation requirements section was amended to clarify actions that may be taken by NZQA.


The Appeals section was amended to provide contact details and more information about the process for schools and TEOs wishing to appeal a moderation decision.